Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend our first Canadian conference -- Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2007 from August 17-19, 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping conference from October 5-7, 2007 at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
- CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is a great escape from winter's chill.
New This Week
- You can read our report from Friends for Life: Orlando 2007. More photos will be added this week. See also My favorite diabetes meeting of the year, bar none, One advantage of diabetes could just be friends for life and Children with Diabetes at Disney World.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,250 families from all 50 states and 70 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I want to suspend my young son's pump up to seven hours to ensure even blood sugars throughout the night. Our doctor is concerned about ketones. Is it better to suspend the pump for longer or feed the insulin?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 595 panels. We added five panels that were received at the Friends for Life conference.
- Growing Pains for Home-Alone Glycosylated Hemoglobin Monitoring.
- Supplement 1 from the 2006 edition of Acta Bio Medica has many articles about sports and type 1 diabetes, including:
- Exercise and diabetes.
- Physical exercise and diabetes during childhood.
- Blood glucose changes in diabetic children and adolescents engaged in most common sports activities.
- Managing insulin therapy during exercise in Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Diet and physical activity in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Self-monitoring adherence to physical activity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Parents of children with diabetes, as well as young adults with type 1, are encouraged to participate in the DAWN Youth Survey. Use survey code USP66. For every completed survey, Novo Nordisk will donate $1 to the World Diabetes Foundation project Children with Diabetes in Tanzania, which helps poor children gain access to diabetes treatment.
- Do Public Schools Provide Optimal Support for Children With Diabetes?
- A genome-wide association study identifies KIAA0350 as a type 1 diabetes gene. See also Uncovered: New Gene Linked To Type 1 Diabetes In Children, USA and Gene Discovered For Type 1 Diabetes In Children.
- Carotid intima-media thickness in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients.
- Peripheral artery tonometry demonstrates altered endothelial function in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Renal hemodynamic changes and renal functional reserve in children with type I diabetes mellitus.
- The age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes continues to decrease in Belgian boys but not in girls: a 15-year survey.
- Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Diabetes.
- The hemoglobin glycation index is not an independent predictor of the risk of microvascular complications in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
- Estimated prevalence of peripheral neuropathy and associated pain in adults with diabetes in France.
- Continuous stimulation of human glucagon-like peptide-1 (7-36) amide in a mouse model (NOD) delays onset of autoimmune type 1 diabetes.
- Simvastatin protects against multiple low dose streptozotocin induced type 1 diabetes in CD-1 mice and recurrence of disease in non obese diabetic mice. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The vicious cycle of apoptotic beta-cell death in type 1 diabetes.
- Impaired overnight counterregulatory hormone responses to spontaneous hypoglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Diets and discipline: the narratives of practice of university students with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Reduction in hemoglobin A1C with real-time continuous glucose monitoring: results from a 12-week observational study.
- Continued use of an integrated meter with electronic logbook maintains improvements in glycemic control beyond a randomized, controlled trial.
- Predicting metabolic control in the first 5 yr after diagnosis for youths with type 1 diabetes: the role of ethnicity and family structure.
- The transition to young adulthood in youth with type 1 diabetes on intensive treatment.
- The effects of weight status on treatment outcomes in a randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy for adolescents with type 1 diabetes and chronically poor metabolic control.
- Risk Factors for Mortality in a Diverse Cohort of Patients with Childhood-Onset Diabetes in Chicago.
- Hyperinsulinaemia during exercise does not suppress hepatic glycogen concentrations in patients with type 1 diabetes: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.
- Early treatment with l-thyroxine in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, positive thyroid antibodies, and thyroid gland enlargement.
- The Relationship of Parental Overprotection, Perceived Child Vulnerability, and Parenting Stress to Uncertainty in Youth with Chronic Illness.
- Diabetes and Tooth Loss in a National Sample of Dentate Adults Reporting Annual Dental Visits.
- Depression is a Risk Factor for Poor Glycemic Control and Retinopathy in African-Americans With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Interventions for latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) in adults.
- After All These Years: Gerald Cleveland, Age 91, Has Had Type 1 Diabetes for 75 Years.
- Laughter and learning at diabetes camp for kids.
- Medtronic Insulin Pumps and MRIs. See also If You've Exposed Your Paradigm Pump to an MRI, You Need to Read This. (Note: no one should bring an insulin pump -- or anything else with metal -- into an MRI room.)
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My dog is crated when I am not home or not in the room. She is a Siberian Husky, and can be rather naughty at time. I made a mistake a few weeks back by letting her stay inside while I ran to the store. I came home to find what was a full bottle of glucose tabs eaten and chewed to bits on the living room floor. My husband said, "Oh, great, now she's high!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your non-D child asks how many carbs he can have at snack time. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they get their HbA1c checked. This week's poll asks readers if they have sought counseling to help them cope with diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- Diabetes Blogs are Worth a Look.
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